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Chris Clegg The things we used to do when we were kids! One of the long forgotten memories resurfaced June 12 during a visit from author Cecile Gannon, author of The Cream Can Romance. Among her many interesting stories was…

Jeff Burgar For those not paying attention, we are now coming to the end of a grand experiment in politics. Sorry. We aren’t talking about the end of Wild Rose, or the Progressive Conservatives, as they debate joining together. Sorry,…

You gotta be kidding, right? I sent a variation of the letter that I sent to the South Peace News last week to the MLAs. And, exactly one MLA wrote back thanking me for my interest and giving me a…

Joe McWilliams It’s a useful exercise, I’ve always found, to look at things from the other person’s point of view. You may not agree with what they do, say, or think, but at least you can understand it, or at…

Jeff Burgar It is often said, “Representation by Population” or “Rep by Pop” is a fundamental pillar of democracy. The concept has merits. For example, it probably is not fair that a fictional part of a fictional country having 20…

Richard Froese What is fair and equitable representation for rural regions in the provincial legislature? Is fair and equitable representation important, valid, or essential in rural areas where the population is much more sparse and communities are smaller and farther…

Jeff Burgar Any red-blooded farm boy or girl, townie in rural Alberta, First Nations or Metis, or even a person living in Grande Prairie or Lloydminster, would find their blood pressure popping their eyeballs, if they weren’t already having a…

My heartfelt thank you goes to Linda Williscroft, Ken Matthews, Nona Elliott and George Keay, members of the Health Foundation Committee of which I am not a member, for working extremely hard for many years raising funds with our community…

Chris Clegg, Editor, South Peace News A comment at a recent High Prairie town council meeting prompted me to do a little research. The results are fascinating. The comment made alluded to needing “new blood” serving on boards. That is,…

Re: A made-in-home solution [by Mac Olsen, May 17 South Peace News] Did you know that George Shultz is 96 years old? And that he is walking and talking climate change? That old joke about not looking a day over…

Chris Clegg, Editor, South Peace News I like to support a good program as much as the next guy, but recent decisions by High Prairie town council and Big Lakes County should be applauded. The Farm Safety Centre has staff…

Tom Henihan One of the first casualties of ludicrous, self-indulgent trends is language. To announce the latest asinine attempt at defying propriety and common sense, a new linguistic mutation must be imposed on an already overburdened and desecrated English language.…

I must say I really like the swimming pool. It’s a great resource, especially for a remote region like High Prairie and area. Better than any of the few pools around. But the pool is not as good as it…